Announcing the Secondary Division Grand Prize Winner of Instant Immersion™ VT’s End of School Year Celebration 2014

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TOPICS Entertainment congratulates the Island School of Lihue, Hawaii, as the Grand Prize Winner in the Secondary Division of the Immersion™ VT End of School Year Celebration 2014. By submitting the winning essay, Island School will be able to provide $15,168-worth of language-learning courses for up to 250 students for the 2014-15 school year.

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...our foreign language students need greater interactive materials, especially in the languages not as amply represented in the islands.

TOPICS Entertainment ( congratulates The Island School of Lihue, Hawaii, as the Grand Prize Winner in the Secondary Division of the Instant Immersion™ VT End of School Year Celebration 2014. Winners were selected from school-submitted short essays based on the question, “How would Instant Immersion VT benefit (your school’s name) students?” Grand Prize awards can provide up to $15,168-worth of language-learning tools.

The Island School, an independent co-educational K-12 school located on the island of Kauai, chose to receive Mandarin Chinese and Spanish multimedia tools, including the Instant Immersion™ VT e-learning course, Instant Immersion™ On-the-Go audio courses and the digital edition of the Instant Immersion™ workbooks for a more diverse language learning experience.

As a college preparatory school, The Island School doesn’t shy away from technology or innovation, and has an impressive 100-percent graduation and college acceptance rate among seniors for the last few years. The Island School plans to utilize Instant Immersion™ VT courses in the computer laboratory to supplement and enhance classroom instruction.

According to Jessica Crow, a Spanish teacher at Island School, “Our students uniquely develop inherent adaptability toward cultural and linguistic principles due to a diverse community of great international influence; Hawaiian studies throughout all elementary levels; and foreign language studies throughout Grades 7-12. However, our foreign language students need greater interactive materials, especially in the languages not as amply represented in the islands.”

The Grand Prize includes Instant Immersion VT e-learning courses for up to 250 students. Schools can choose one language per student from English, Spanish, Chinese, French and over 120 additional languages. If available in the same language, the award also includes matching MP3 audio courses and digital workbooks.

About Instant Immersion™ VT
Instant Immersion™ VT’s e-learning content is the institutional-use, cloud-hosted version of Instant Immersion™. Instant Immersion™, with millions of users worldwide, is the No. 1 top-selling personal-use software for new language acquisition with over 120 available languages.

Instant Immersion™ VT is a flexible a multimedia resource for educators to implement as part of blended-learning, flipped-classroom or as supplemental curriculum. It is also suitable for distance learning, self-directed study and afterschool programs.

Instant Immersion™ VT’s neuro-linguistic research-based pedagogy and e-learning content has been proven worldwide by students of Foreign Languages (World Languages) and English Learners (ELL, ESOL, EAL, ESL)—from elementary and secondary schools (K-12), colleges and universities, corporate training programs, government training, church sponsored missions, humanitarian groups, community centers, NGOs and other organizations.

Instant Immersion™ VT for English learners also has native language support in more than 120 languages. A native Somali learning English has the option of Somali language support in Instant Immersion™ VT or the teacher has the option of 100 percent English immersion for the ELL student.    

Click on the link to view the new Instant Immersion™ VT informational video:

Instant Immersion™ VT uses a variety of activities to engage and reinforce learning that teaches useful, everyday conversational language (no useless “elephant kicking the ball” phrases) and real-world activities. Learners can also listen to, and compare speech to, both male and female native speakers. Gamification techniques motivate learners to achieve and improve on their scores.

Teachers can have confidence that students will enjoy learning a new language through a variety of fun and engaging interactive multimedia activities and games at their own pace. Instant Immersion™ VT content also meets ACTFL, TESOL and U.S. State standards.

See a complete list of over 120 Languages offered by Instant Immersion™ VT at:

About TOPICS Entertainment
TOPICS Entertainment ( is the largest privately held multimedia publisher in the United States offering the DVD, software and audio industries’ most diverse content at competitive prices in prestigious club, mass and chain retailers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. TOPICS represents well-known and respected brands, including National Geographic™, James Earl Jones Reads the Bible, the U.S. National Archives, public television’s OVER® series, the No. 1 best-selling language-learning line Instant Immersion™, and more!

TOPICS is now offering Instant Immersion™ VT ( second language e-learning solutions directly to schools, businesses and other enterprise customers.

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